22 July 2013: ICT-2 Daily Summary – Syed Qaisar Bail Hearing

Today the Tribunal heard matters in the following cases:

  1. Pre-Trial Stages of AKM Yusuf case
  2. Chief Prosecutor vs. Ahsrafuzzaman Khan and Chowdhury Mueen Uddin
  3. Investigation of Syed Mohammad Qaisar

Defense counsel representing AKM Yusuf sought an adjournment of the hearing of an application for bail filed on behalf of the accused. The counsel informed the Tribunal that the senior Defense Counsel Mr Abdur Razzak was engaged in a hearing at the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court. The tribunal adjourned the matter until tomorrow, 23 July.

The Tribunal was also scheduled to record the testimony of Prosecution witness in the case against Ashrafuzzaman Khan and Chowdhury Mueen Uddin. However, due to problems with the computer system in the courtroom the Tribunal could not record the statement and the matter was adjourned for the day.

Despite the computer problems the Tribunal heard a bail application on behalf of Mr Syed Mohammad Qaisar. Defense counsel Abdus Sobhan Tarafder represented the suspect while Prosecutor Rana Das Gupta opposed the application. The Defense submitted various medical reports before the tribunal detailing the suspect’s health stressing that the medical facilities currently available in jail are inadequate given Qaisar’s needs. The tribunal directed the jail authorities to submit a report on or before 30 July, regarding the health condition of the suspect and whether the available health care infrastructure in the jail would be sufficient for his treatment.